Auto Insurance Provider to Hire Hundreds

Three insurance agents in suitsAuto insurance carrier Allstate is set to hire hundreds of new employees in Idaho and Michigan, according to recent reports.

The car insurance coverage provider announced yesterday that it will be investing $21.9 million to open a customer-information center in Idaho, which will bring with it more than 500 new jobs, and, according to Crain’s Detroit Business, will also be building its employee base in Michigan with the addition of 240 new hires.

Allstate’s new customer-information center is slated to be opened in the Pocatello-Chubbuck area in southeastern Idaho. The insurer plans to begin the process of hiring new customer-service representatives in February 2011 and anticipates the opening of the facility in September later that year.

“This center, along with our three existing facilities in San Antonio, Texas; Woodridge, Ill.; and Charlotte, N.C., work in partnership with Allstate’s local agencies to take care of consumers how, when and where they want to be served,” stated Mark Pitchford, vice president of direct sales and service.

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that, in Michigan, Allstate will be hiring 40 agency owners and 200 employees who primarily will be “licensed sales professionals that conduct marketing and new customer recruiting.”

According to Crain’s, Allstate is the sixth-largest provider of Michigan auto insurance policies.

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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